2008 Nissan Micra Accenta 1.2 petrol from Denmark
Very easy car to drive, but a few interior faults
Mechanically this car is quite reliable - I have not had any faults with it whatsoever. The only things that needed changing are brake discs and calipers, but that is expected.
However it is the interior trim that is really a let down. For example the plastic bit that protects the rear bumper from scratches when you take things in/out of the trunk is attached with some plastic clips, which broke very fast, so it stays on held down by only its own weight. Then the rubber bit that insulates the driver's door came loose (also attached by some flimsy plastic bits). The bits that cover the rails on which the front seats slide back and forth also came off, and it's not like I would fill the car with kids... And some other bits of the trim weren't properly attached and are loose.
So all these minor things make me question the overall build quality.
This was my first car, so it was quite important that it is easy to drive, and on this front it delivers quite well. Despite having only a 82 BHP engine, I think it sets off quite well, the steering is quite precise, the clutch is light, and the ride comfort for such a small car is fine.
One thing that surprised me is that the engine is a bit thirsty - I was not able to get more than 17 km/l in city driving and 20 km/l outside the city (on winter tires the mileage goes down to about 15 km/l).
Overall I think this is a fine small car, but due to all the minor interior flaws, I would certainly think long and hard before buying another Nissan.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th August, 2014
27th Oct 2017, 08:27
Hmmm 17 km per litre is pretty economical... That's about 48 MPG around town, and then you get 20 km per litre on the open road, which is 56 MPG. That's economical by any car's standards... I think you are getting fantastic economy even for a small car. I doubt if even a hybrid would be getting this kind of economy in real world driving; plus you don't have the huge purchase price and depreciation that these hybrids seem to have... just a bit of servicing. I have a 2002 March/Micra that I drive a bit aggressively and it gets about 34 to 38 MPG around town (depending on how I am driving of course)... Keep up the obviously good driving that you must be doing.